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FOCHABERS, 3, 5 DUKE STREET AND GARDEN WALLSLB1553

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
26/01/1971
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Bellie
NGR
NJ 34562 58857
Coordinates
334562, 858857

Description

Later 18th century. 2-storey, 3-bay E facing house with

single storey, 3-bay wing projecting at N gable and further

2-storey wing projecting at rear (possibly 2 builds,

completed by 1825) forming L-plan. Mainly whitewashed harl

with ashlar margins (painted to street); some rear rubble

walling remains without harl. Centre door, further entrance

off-centre in N wing. 2-bay rear wing with large windows

ground and 1st floor in outer W bay. Diminutive centre gable

attic window to N and S gables; 12- and 16-pane glazing

pattern. Stair turret with conical roof at NW re-entrant

angle.

Moulded copes to end stacks, that servicing single storey

wing at N considerably heightened; run-off skewputts; graded

Banffshire slate roof; stone ridge.

INTERIOR: some fielded panelled doors and window shutters.

GARDEN WALLS: high rubble garden walls enclose property with

frontage to Duke and Castle Streets.

Statement of Special Interest

Stair turret at rear said to be later addition contemporary

with rear wing, the former staircase removed when house was

enlarged. House said to have been residence of medical doctor

serving Duke of Gordon. (Information by courtesy present

owner).

References

Bibliography

Scottish Record Office RHP 13300 (Elgin Library No 647) dated

1825.

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